Bursting forth from a 14k gold antique Victorian locket is a wonderful feline fantasy in the form of a wild lion wearing a fierce expression. Artistically rendered, the detail on this cat is magnificent, from the sharp claws and teeth, to the nose and whiskers, and the fabulous mane that trails in wisps both inside and outside of the jagged edged hole in the face of the locket. In his mouth he holds a faceted garnet and his eyes are garnet cabochons.
The locket measures 1 3/16” in diameter (without the attached bail or O ring) and weighs 8.1 grams of 14k gold (assayed.) The interior shows the reverse impression of the lion and there is one frame to secure your favorite photo. The reverse is not monogrammed and has a few gentle pings to it. The hinge works perfectly and the locket opens and closes securely. There is an antique patina visible on this locket, which we have chosen not to polish as we prefer to leave this evidence of its age.
This fabulous antique lion locket is the perfect talisman for your favorite Leo or cat lover, especially if it’s yourself!